I get a ton of questions about carb cycling.
Does it work?
How does it work?
When should I do it?
Personally, I love carb cycling. I do it when I have to hit a certain goal in a short amount of time. It works quickly, you don’t feel deprived or lose your strength because you are still getting your beloved carbs. So keeping the tummy toned and the booty round. We all know long term though, I love a well balanced diet. But even with carb cycling, I could sneak in a few donuts here and there and still burn that stubborn fat.
Which was impossible for me for a while…
That’s when I had a coach introduce me to carb cycling. It was before my first bikini competition and I went from 125lbs to 108lbs within 8 weeks. I didn’t follow it to a T but still had amazing results.
Now, You may be asking how it works.
There’s a few ways to do it, you can do 1 day high carbs, 2 low carb days and cycle like that or 1 high, 1 low, 1 none. My favorite way is 1 high, 2 low then repeat. I usually do my cheat meal on my high carb days. Now the science behind it, the high carb days refuel the muscle glycogen, help with thyroid, hormones and lepin and the low carb days are to switch the body to fat burning energy, this helps balance hormones and helps improve metabolic health. This has been shown to help overcome plateaus by keeping your body guessing.
I recommend trying it when you feel you aren’t seeing results, need to quick results or just need a change in your eating habits. In my new challenge, I decided to have everyone do carb cycling with full body workouts to get the quickest results possible.